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Heart Disease & Hypertension: Life After Your Disability Settlement

Heart Disease & Hypertension: Life After Your Disability Settlement

The process of fighting for a long term disability settlement can be long and emotionally draining. At Share Lawyers, we always do our best to mitigate the stress and confusion of our clients. We discuss how the process will work and keep you informed about your case every step of the way. However, feeling some anxiousness until the claim is resolved is still very normal. Often this anxiety means clients don’t think about what their life will be like once their long-term disability claim has been settled.  Receiving long-term disability for heart disease or...
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A Day In The Life: Heart Disease

A Day In The Life: Heart Disease

Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada, and more than 2.4 million Canadians living with heart disease aged 20 years or older. However, if you’re living with heart disease there are many things you can do to each day to improve your health. Share Lawyers spoke with Marlon, a client and sufferer of heart disease, about what his life was like before and after his diagnosis. We hope his experience can help to showcase the steps anyone can take to live a healthy life after heart disease. Marlon suffered a heart attack when he was just 39 years old. He...
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Lifestyle Support For Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Lifestyle Support For Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a chronic condition that has no cure. For many suffering from CF there are many physical and emotional challenges presented by the condition that can leave many feeling isolated, depressed, or restricted for by their illness. People with CF are living longer and more fulfilling lives than ever before and Share Lawyers has compiled a list of lifestyle support for those with CF. Physical Health Diet and Exercise A fundamental part of slowing the progression of a chronic condition like Cystic Fibrosis is a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition is a key to...
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When Healthy Eating Turns Into Obsession: Orthorexia

When Healthy Eating Turns Into Obsession: Orthorexia

A healthy diet and adequate nutrition are central tenets of living a healthy lifestyle. As many of us know, there are a dizzying array of diets, cleanses, supplements, and often conflicting notions of what “good” and “bad” foods are. It’s important to make sure that you get a balanced diet that’s right for your body and lifestyle, but given the cultural emphasis of eating “right” some people are susceptible to becoming preoccupied with the foods they eat, and can develop an eating disorder named orthorexia. A term coined in 1998, Orthorexia nervosa is defined as an...
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Did You Know Anorexia Can Be A Chronic Condition?

Did You Know Anorexia Can Be A Chronic Condition?

Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is a particularly difficult mental illness to treat. People suffering from anorexia, specifically prolonged or chronic anorexia, have the highest mortality rate of any other mental illness and often have a markedly reduced life expectancy. The onset of anorexia is typically from a young age with many adults dying in their 30s. Patients who continue to suffer from anorexia are often suffer multiple medical complications, and under or unemployed, and have repeated admissions to general and specialist medical facilities. The earlier someone...
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Conditions That Are Difficult to Diagnose: Part Two

Share Lawyers understands finding your way to a diagnosis can sometimes be a lengthy, frustrating, and emotionally exhausting venture. When it comes to figuring out the underlying cause of your symptoms, information can be your greatest tool. In addition to our previous post about conditions that are difficult to diagnose which includes: Hyperthyroidism, Lupus, MS, Lyme disease, and Fibromyalgia, this post in the two-part series includes information about additional conditions which are often difficult to diagnose, misdiagnosed, or even missed all together. Celiac disease...